Take It Outdoors: 3 Ways to Spend Your Summer Holidays

Written by: Octavia Robinson

With the impending arrival of school holidays, our focus shifts to finding ways to enjoy valuable family time without breaking the bank. Utilising your garden space is a simple and cost-effective solution to the usual family days out. Why not create your own cosy camping space reminiscent of glamping at festivals, indulge in a long lunchtime picnic or create a DIY movie night for entertainment all night long? Join us as we give you inspiration for creating the ultimate summer entertainment space.

DIY Movie Night

Create the perfect space to enjoy your favourite films on summer evenings. Fashion a makeshift outdoor screen by draping a white bedsheet or tablecloth over a washing line and secure each corner with string against a wall. Position a projector on a small table at an optimal distance from your DIY screen to achieve the ideal image. For a cosy seating area, opt for deck chairs, camping chairs, bean bags, or simply arrange comfy cushions and blankets on the floor. Enhance the nighttime ambience by adorning warm white festoon lights above the screen, while adding a touch of drama with lanterns hung from the festoon lights, casting a gentle and enchanting glow over your home cinema setup.

Cosy Camping

Create a weekend retreat right in your own garden and finally make use of that tent that has been waiting patiently all year! The kids will be thrilled with the exciting change of scenery and the sense of adventure it brings. Create a cosy camping ambience by enveloping your outdoor space in the glow of various warm white lights, including festoons, garden lanterns, and candles. Rest assured, our outdoor candles and lanterns are extremely safe for your little ones and fabric as the LEDs remain cool to the touch. Complete the look with an assortment of plush furnishings, perfect for creating a snug and inviting setup, ideal for spending a delightful evening under the stars.

Summer Picnic

Picnics are a family favourite and the perfect choice of entertainment on sunny summer days. Venture outdoors armed with cosy blankets, an assortment of charmingly mismatched crockery, and whatever culinary delights you can gather from your kitchen. Allow the afternoon to unfold at a leisurely pace, immersing yourself in a world away from the hustle and bustle, all whilst spending time with those you love the most. As the evening approaches, adorn your surroundings with flickering outdoor candles and enchanting fairy lights, creating a captivating ambience. Pour yourself a glass of something sparkling and relish the joyous return of the summer sun.